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BOOK WORLD - June 13, 2010

Best Sellers

NONFICTION HARDCOVER


1. THE BIG SHORT: INSIDE THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE
(Norton, $27.95). By Michael Lewis. The murky world of financial derivatives. (12)

2. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD: AN UNEXPECTED PATH TO ALMOST EVERYTHING
(Scribner, $24). By Geneen Roth. Tackling compulsive eating. (8)

3. OPERATION MINCEMEAT: HOW A DEAD MAN AND A BIZARRE PLAN FOOLED THE NAZIS AND ASSURED AN ALLIED VICTORY
(Harmony, $25.99). By Ben Macintyre (1)

4. SPOKEN FROM THE HEART (Scribner, $30)
By Laura Bush. The former first lady’s reflections on eight years in the White House and what came before. (5)

5. GETTING CHANGE RIGHT: HOW LEADERS TRANSFORM ORGANIZATIONS FROM THE INSIDE OUT
(Jossey-Bass, $27.95). By Seth Kahan (1)

6. TO SAVE AMERICA: STOPPING OBAMA’S SECULAR-SOCIALIST MACHINE (Regnery, $29.95). By Newt Gingrich
More pummeling of the president. (3)

7. WAR (Twelve, $26.99)
By Sebastian Junger. Fourteen months embedded with the 173rd Airborne brigade in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. (4)

8. STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0: ... ONLINE TEST FROM GALLUP’S “NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS”
(Gallup, $21.95). By Tom Rath (17)

9. SH*T MY DAD SAYS (It, $15.99)
By Justin Halpern. A son gleans wisdom from his 73-year old dad after moving back home; the inspiration for a forthcoming sitcom. (1)

10. THE PROMISE: PRESIDENT OBAMA, YEAR ONE
(Simon & Schuster, $28). By Jonathan AlterHas the “Change We Can Believe In” materialized? (3)


FICTION HARDCOVER


1. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST
(Knopf, $27.95). By Stieg Larsson. The Millennium Trilogy ends as Salander hunts for her failed assassin. (2)

2. THE SPY (Putnam, $27.95)
By Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. Isaac Bell returns, confronted with the murder of Navy researchers as WWI looms. (1)

3. BULLET (Berkley, $26.95)
By Laurell K. Hamilton. The Mother of All Darkness, the first vampire, has devious plans for Anita Blake, now back in St. Louis. (1)

4. THE HELP (Amy Einhorn, $24.95)
By Kathryn Stockett. A frank chronicle of the lives of several black maids working in a town in 1960s Miss. (47)

5. THE BOURNE OBJECTIVE (Grand Central, $27.99)
By Eric Van Lustbader. Master operative Jason Bourne parries with a formidable foe—and a creepy cabal. (1)

6. THE BURNING WIRE (Simon & Schuster, $26.99)
By Jeffery Deaver. Lincoln Rhyme turns the lights out on a killer using the electrical grid to commit murder. (1)

7. INNOCENT (Grand Central, $27.99)
By Scott Turow. Rusty Savitch is a murder suspect once more in this sequel to “Presumed Innocent.” (5)

8. 61 HOURS (Delacorte, $28)
By Lee Child. Ex-military cop Jack Reacher finds himself stranded in a small town with big (drug) problems. (3)

9. HEART OF THE MATTER (St. Martin’s, $26.99)
By Emily Giffin. Alternating voices narrate this tale of a doctor’s life: his wife and the woman he’s drawn to. (4)

10. STORM PREY (Putnam, $27.95)
By John Sandford. When a robbery results in a death, Lucas Davenport’s wife is a star witness. (3)


NONFICTION PAPERBACK


1. EAT PRAY LOVE: ONE WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR EVERYTHING ACROSS ITALY, INDIA AND INDONESIA
(Penguin, $15). By Elizabeth Gilbert. Forthcoming film. (131)

2. THREE CUPS OF TEA: ONE MAN’S MISSION TO PROMOTE PEACE
(Griffin, $19.95). By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (160)

3. MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS: A MEMOIR OF GOING HOME
(Holt, $14). By Rhoda Janzen. Coping, all at once, with a stray husband and car crash. (7)

4. THE BLACK SWAN: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE
(Random House, $17). By Nassim Nicolas Taleb. The book’s second edition. (2)

5. WITH THE OLD BREED: AT PELELIU AND OKINAWA
(Presidio, $16). By E. B. SledgeA harrowing eyewitness view of WWII’s Pacific Theater. (4)

6. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA
(Simon Spotlight, $16). By Chelsea Handler. Irreverent essays. (18)

7. BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING
(Back Bay, $15.99). By Malcolm Gladwell. Behind our snap decisions. (73)

8. DRINK THIS NOT THAT!: THE NO-DIET WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION
(Rodale, $19.99). By David Zinczenko withMatt Goulding. Calorie-saving swaps for beverages. (2)

9. MY HORIZONTAL LIFE: A COLLECTION OF ONE-NIGHT STANDS
(Bloomsbury, $14.95). By Chelsea Handler. A litany of assignations. (6)

10. ISLAM (Spark, $4.95)
A fold-out historical timeline and mini-primer on the global religion founded by Muhammad. (1)

FICTION PAPERBACK

1. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
(Vintage, $14.95). By Stieg Larsson. First book in the late Swede’s “Millennium Trilogy”; basis of new film. (50)

2. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
(Vintage, $15.95). By Stieg Larsson. Sex trafficking between Sweden and Eastern Europe is exposed. (11)

3. BLACK HILLS (Jove, $7.99)
By Nora Roberts. Childhood sweethearts who recently reconnected are targeted by a serial killer. (2)

4. LITTLE BEE (Simon & Schuster, $14)
By Chris Cleave. This wry second novel from a British journalist explores the state of war and refugees. (16)

5. THE BOURNE DECEPTION (Vision, $9.99)
By Eric Van Lustbader. Ludlum’s Jason Bourne returns to track down his would-be assassins. (1)

6. MARRIED BY MORNING (St. Martin’s, $7.99)
By Lisa Kleypas. Forced to marry or else lose his ancestral home, a lord opts for his willful governess. (2)

7. SOUTH OF BROAD (Dial, $16)
By Pat Conroy. The writer’s first novel in 14 years centers on a disparate group in Charleston, S.C. (5)

8. BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (Washington Square, $15)
By Jennifer Weiner. Two girlfriends, one popular, the other not so much, and the course their lives take. (4)

9. TEN THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU (Avon, $7.99)
By Julia Quinn. An earl aims to marry a young lady his nephew covets to prevent an inheritance. (2)

10. ORCHARD VALLEY GROOMS (Mira, $7.99)
By Debbie Macomber. Two daughters return home after their father falls ill, not realizing love awaits. (1)

Rankings reflect sales for the week ended June 6, 2010. The charts may not be reproduced without permission from Nielsen BookScan. Copyright © 2010 by Nielsen BookScan. The numbers following each entry represent the total weeks on The Post's bestseller lists.

By Christopher Schoppa  |  June 12, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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